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Emily Monaghan

Master of Education student Emily Monaghan explains what she learns at the University of Adelaide during a global pandemic and how it supports her in her education career.

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John Stewart

John Stewart

In the Master's of Educational Leadership I enjoy that I can shape what I am learning to assist in my current roles as a Head of Preparatory School. The two modules I have undertaken have increased my professional knowledge and reignited my desire to learn more and improve how I lead my school.


Lachlan Shields

Master of Teaching graduate Lachlan Shields reflects on his role as a teacher and how the University of Adelaide helped him to get there.

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Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture

View our webinar presented by Emeritus Laureate Professor John Hattie ONZM, Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, and Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. His lecture is titled: Visible Learning for Parents: A tribute to Kevin Marjoribanks.





School of Education Researchers Present at the 2021 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE)

Eleven School of Education Researchers and PhD candidates are presenting at the 2021 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference between 29 November 2021 – 2 December 2021 in an online format.



2021 School of Education Graduating Teacher and Education Awards

On Thursday, 4 November 2021, 100 guests attended the School of Education's annual awards evening, joining graduate teachers and professional association representatives. The School of Education also welcomed donors who generously support pre-service teachers, including Mr. Peter Routley AM (PH Routley Award) and the Patten Family (Anthony Patten Master of Education Award). The School of Education was proud to acknowledge our outstanding pre-service teachers in various categories. 



World Teachers' Day Award Winner Catherine James

On Friday 29 October 2021, the University of Adelaide’s Master of Teaching graduate Catherine James was awarded Educators SA World Teachers' Day Award. In a ceremony attended by the John Gardner MP, Minister for Education, Government of South Australia, and the sector heads from the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia Department for Education, Catholic Education South Australia, and leaders from across the State held at the National Wine Centre.





Research Seminar: Dr Steven Stolz: MacIntyre, rationality, and education: against education of our age

Dr Steven Stolz PhD, Lecturer at the School of Education, presenting MacIntyre, rationality, and education: against education in our age.
This presentation is based on a book titled, Alasdair MacIntyre, Rationality, and Education: Against Education of Our Age that has been published by Springer. Despite MacIntyre being known as an academic who has made many notable contributions to a range of areas in philosophy, his thinking on education is not as well-known and/or properly understood by most audiences and readerships that predominantly reside in educational contexts. With this in mind, this presentation aims to provide a critique of MacIntyre’s thinking about education.